Review: Last year, London DJ crew and party promotion outfit SlothBoogie delivered one of the compilations of the year, a wonderfully eclectic and on-point set entitled Dancing With Friends. According to the crew, they spent even more time carefully curating this welcome sequel. You can tell, too. Kicking off with the tactile, slow-burn deep house yearning of Soul Won's '96 to Albert Park', the 21-track collection ambles, strides and jogs between soul-flecked deep house (see Kemback's brilliant 'I Know What You're Thinking'), driving nu-disco (Jesse Bru), swirling deep jackers (Erik Ellmann's 'Private Talk'), loopy disc-house haziness (the always excellent Felipe Gordon), jazz-flecked acid squelch-alongs (Pablot), deep space sample house (Sam Irl) and high-octane, peak-time insanity (The Revenge). Simply brilliant.
Review: One of the leading deep house labels from Serbia, The Purr Music was created by Jelly For The Babies and Fisher Filip back in 2014. Their label is mainly focused on releasing quality deep and melodic house music, as best heard on the 12 tracks compiled on this special release titled Anesthesia. Highlights comes from Navaa on the meditative and sensual deepness of opener "Luz Eterna", Jhonatan Ghersi serving up some emotive mood music for the late night on "Caminos Olvidados", Facundo Losardo picks up the pace with the hypnotic polyrhythms of "Ilirio" and Bjorn Salvador, Leon S. Kemp, Marta Vidar close things out in style with the glassy eyed and bittersweet "Walk In To The Light".